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Holloway vs Edgar Betting Odds

Holloway vs Edgar Betting Odds

The UFC heads back north of the border to Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada for UFC 240, which is headlined with a fight for the featherweight strap as Max “Blessed” Holloway defends his title against Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. The two fighters were on a collision course last year before injuries interfered with their potential bout. The champ, Holloway, is a -400 favorite with the challenger, Edgar, coming back at +300.

For full breakdowns and picks for the UFC 240 main card check out my preview article.

Odds Analysis

Holloway returns to the featherweight division after trying his hand at lightweight in an epic five-round war for the interim belt with Dustin Poirier, a bout he lost by decision. At featherweight, he has won 13 straight fights and has defended his belt twice. The last time he was favored by this much came when he earned a unanimous-decision victory over Cole Miller in 2015.

Edgar enters the Octagon for the first time since his unanimous-decision win over Cub Swanson in April of last year. The former lightweight champ was beaten just a few weeks before that by former featherweight title contender Brian Ortega via first-round knockout, the first T/KO loss of Edgar’s career. The Answer hasn’t ever been this big a dog in a fight, with the lowest odds he ever had being +175 in his rematch for the lightweight belt against Benson Henderson.

How Will this Fight Play Out?

Holloway likes to keep fights standing and get in scrappy exchanges with his opponents. Blessed averages 6.93 strikes per minute while absorbing 4.33 as well. Meanwhile, Edgar is very light on his feet and likes to drag fights to the floor as he lands 2.47 takedowns per 15 minutes.

What makes this fight interesting is that The Answer makes his opponents miss 70 percent of their strikes, while Blessed defends 83 percent of takedown attempts. A true test of who can execute their game plan more effectively in a fight that has been a few years in the making.

UFC 240: Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar Betting Odds
Max Holloway-400
Frankie Edgar+300

Odds as of July 22 at Bovada